As a major European 'umbrella' organization, FEBS is nurturing diverse forms of collaborations with other organizations in Europe and worldwide in order to advance research and teaching of molecular life sciences.
With the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), several activities are pursued, from joint Advanced Courses to the FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award and, in 2014, a joint anniversary conference in Paris. FEBS also participates in advancing public understanding of science in Europe and in promoting its support by involvement in the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) and the BioMed Alliance. Naturally, FEBS collaborates extensively with its Constituent Societies through molecular life science meetings and events across Europe and neighbouring regions (e.g. FEBS National Lectures, FEBS3+ meeting programme, FEBS education workshops and joint Advanced Courses) as well as by providing extensive support for members of the Constituent Societies, particularly early-career scientists.
With the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB), FEBS arranges reciprocal Congress lectures, welcomes IUBMB-sponsored speakers and IUBMB-supported transcontinental Youth Travel Fund awardees at its Advanced Courses, and holds joint Congresses or conferences. FEBS-sponsored lectures or symposia are also organized in meetings of regional organizations such as the Pan-American Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PABMB) and the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB). In addition, FEBS has been promoting contacts with societies in parts of the world that have growing communities in the molecular life science such as in Brazil (SBBq), China (CSCB) and India (SBCI). See the Worldwide Lectures section of the FEBS website for more details.